2021 Dam Block Shiraz
This wine comes from a tiny 0.8 hectare block just across the dam from our flagship old vine Kiss Shiraz. It shows similar dark blue fruits as well as the distinctive savoury texture and al-dente tannins of this pedigree vineyard, but at a slightly more affordable price.
We have been taking this fruit for many years now. It has always been an important component of the Two of a Kind and Synergy Shiraz, with a few barrels making the grade for Elenay over the years. The inaugural 2015 single vineyard release proved very popular with our customers, and it has since become a permanent instalment within our range.
Harvested on 22nd February 2021, the fruit was destemmed but not crushed allowing some bright carbonic characters to emerge during the relatively cool seven day fermentation on skins. Pressed off to new, two and three-year-old French oak hogsheads (300L) for 15 months maturation.
Brilliant mid-purple with a ruby hue in colour. The nose is deep and inviting showing ripe dark fruit and fresh berries followed by hints of violets, roast nuts, cherry and black pepper.
Typically medium-bodied in weight, the palate is quite provocative with layers of couverture chocolate, coffee beans and exotic spices around a core of fresh blackberry, blueberry, dark plums and sour cherry. There is a frame of supple ripe tannin and soft acidity creating an enticing silky texture to the long and generous palate.
Watch it unfold in the glass, if you can wait...
Drink 2023 – 2030+
Bottled - 29th June 2022
Production - 270 dozen
Release Date - 13th May 2023
ABV - 13.0%